Sequoia and Kings Canyon Hiking Tour

Sequoia and Kings Canyon Hiking Tour

Sequoia and Kings Canyon Hiking Tour

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From $3,475USD

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Highlights

Hike the amazing trails of Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Visit impressive waterfalls, soaring ledges, and alpine lakes as you hike the Tokopah Falls and Lakes Trails.

Challenge yourself with a climb up to the impressive summit of Alta Peak.

Experience incredible views of the beautiful mountains and valleys during your hikes through Sequoia and Kings Canyon.

Explore the inspiring Giant Forest and visit the famous sequoia trees, including “General Sherman.”

Explore the magnificent Sequoia National Park and Kings Canyon National Park on this 6-day hiking tour. Expert guides will take you on some of the best hikes in the park, from the heights of Alta Peak to the giant sequoia forests.

This tour splits its time between two lodges so that you can focus on the trails nearby. The first half of your trip is spent exploring the lakes and mountain views, then you move closer to Grant’s Grove to wander the otherworldly sequoia forest, including some of the famous named trees in the park. You’ll feel sheltered, awestruck, and small (in the best way) under the shelter of some of the most incredible trees in North America on this fantastic hiking tour.

Sequoia and Kings Canyon Hiking Tour Itinerary

Day 1 Arrive in Sequoia National Park and Hike to Tokopah Falls

Today you’ll meet the group at the Fresno airport and take the shuttle to Sequoia. Your first hike will be from Lodgepole, traveling along the Marble Fork of the Kaweah River to Tokopah Falls. The final stretch is a quick boulder scramble to reach the bottom of this gorgeous waterfall that towers 1,200 feet above you.

Overnight Location
Hotel in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
Distance
4.2 miles
Meals
Dinner

Day 2 Follow the Lakes Trail

The shuttle will drop you off at the Wolverton trailhead this morning, where you’ll begin your hike on the Lakes Trail. Look forward to walking along the Watchtower Ledge and visiting Heather and Emerald Lakes, crystal pools tucked in deep among the tall trees.

Overnight Location
Hotel in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
Distance
10 miles
Meals
Breakfast, lunch, dinner

Day 3 Hike up Alta Peak

Today you’ll take on the impressive trail up Alta Peak. Standing at 11,204 feet over sea level, Alta Peak offers an intensely rewarding climb. From the top, you’ll have amazing views of the surrounding mountains all the way to Emerald Lake far below you.

Overnight Location
Hotel in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
Distance
12 miles
Meals
Breakfast, lunch, dinner

Day 4 Walking in the Giant Forest

Your trail today is Congress Trail, which explores the Giant Forest. On this route, you’ll see the amazing giant sequoia trees, including the famous General Sherman Tree, which is the largest single stem tree on the planet!

You’ll continue hiking to Crescent Meadow, followed by a climb to the amazing lookout at the top of Moro Rock. This evening you’ll move to your new hotel near Grants Village.

Overnight Location
Hotel in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
Distance
8 miles
Meals
Breakfast, lunch, dinner

Day 5 Hiking in Kings Canyon

The destination today is Kings Canyon. You’ll start your hike from the Roads End trailhead and walk along the Kings River. Follow the water all the way to beautiful Mist Falls before crossing the river at Bubbs Creek to begin the return hike.

Overnight Location
Hotel in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
Distance
8 miles
Meals
Breakfast, lunch, dinner

Day 6 Big Baldy Hike

The final day of your tour will be a busy one! Begin your day with a hike up the ridge to Big Baldy, where you’ll have expansive views over the park below.

From Big Baldy, you’ll visit the sequoia trees in Grant Grove, including the 1,500 year old “General Grant” tree. What a treat! Finally, the shuttle will return you to Fresno where your tour finishes.

Overnight Location
None
Distance
5 miles
Meals
Breakfast

Sequoia and Kings Canyon Hiking Tour Price and Dates

This guided hiking tour in California is run as a private tour for your group only and the price is fixed per person. Please note, that the prices below might vary based on the season, accommodation availability and other factors.

The prices below are per person:

  • Guided groups of 4+: $3,475USD per person
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Accommodation on Sequoia and Kings Canyon Hiking Tour

This tour is based in 3-star park lodge accommodations. The lodges offer comfortable rooms in a rustic atmosphere. In some cases, the accommodation listed below may need to be substituted for other comparable accommodations.

Single Rooms and Solo Travellers
Rooms are double occupancy. You can pay a supplement to have a private room in a hotel (please enquire about the pricing). Solo travelers may be required to pay a supplement.

Wuksachi Lodge in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

This rustic stone and cedar lodge is surrounded by the amazing giant sequoia forest. The rooms are cozy and the main lodge is a great place to relax.

John Muir Lodge in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

This peaceful lodge is the perfect place to relax after exploring the park. You’ll love the rustic hand-hewn logs and stone fireplace in the lobby.

Hotels on Standard Tour

What’s Included in the Sequoia and Kings Canyon Hiking Tour?

Meals

5 breakfasts, 5 lunches, and 5 dinners and are included in this tour.

Accommodations

Accommodations for 5 nights are included. Accommodations before and after the tour in Fresno are not included but can be added as a supplement.

Transportation during the Tour

Transport for you and your luggage is included as outlined in the itinerary. Round trip transport between Fresno and Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park is included at the beginning and end of the tour.

Also Included

  • English-speaking guide
  • Van shuttle
  • Park entrance fees
  • Trail maps and narratives

Not included

  • Travel insurance
  • Flights to and from Fresno
  • Tourist taxes if applicable
  • Visas if required
  • Personal equipment
  • Beverages both non-alcoholic and alcoholic
  • Fees not mentioned as included
  • Gratuities for guides, drivers, servers, or hotel staff if desired

Optional Extras

  • Single occupancy upgrades
  • Any additional nights before or after the tour

Frequenty Asked Questions about Sequoia and Kings Canyon Hiking Tour

How hard is the Sequoia and Kings Canyon Hiking Tour?

We rate this tour as a 4/5. This trip includes daily hikes of up to 12 miles over mountainous and rocky terrain. Active hikers will be able to get the most out of this tour.

Do I need to tip my tour guides?

Tipping in the United States of America is customary, but much appreciated. It is recommended to tip 10-20% for exceptional service.

Do I need a visa to travel to the United States of America?

Check with your local country about visa requirements. You could also try this website, though you should verify with your government.

Are meals included on the Sequoia and Kings Canyon Hiking Tour?

5 breakfasts, 5 lunches, and 5 dinners and are included in this tour. Please note that your non-alcoholic and alcoholic beverages are not included.

Do I need insurance?

Yes, it is mandatory to have health and medical insurance to join this trip, and your insurance should include hiking. Get your Travel Insurance.

How do I get to Fresno to start this tour?

You can fly to the Fresno Yosemite International Airport (FAT), where your shuttle will pick you up. You can also take the train from San Francisco or San Jose.

Is the Sequoia and Kings Canyon Hiking Tour guided?

Yes, you will have an English-speaking guide for the duration of the tour.

Where does the Sequoia and Kings Canyon Hiking Tour end?

This tour ends with a drop-off at the Fresno Yosemite International Airport (FAT) in California.

Do I need special vaccines to travel to the United States of America?

Check with your family doctor.

Are there any travel restrictions for the United States of America?

Please check with your local government about travel restrictions before you book your tour. This map from the US Department of State provides an overview of the current status in countries around the globe. The UK‘s Foreign Office and Government of Canada also provide advice on foreign travel. Note that the travel advice may change depending on your nationality.

When is the best time to travel to the United States for this tour?

The best time to travel to California for this tour is between April and October when the weather tends to be warm and clear.

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Tour Difficulty

We rate this tour as a 4/5. This trip includes daily hikes of up to 12 miles over mountainous and rocky terrain. Active hikers will be able to get the most out of this tour.


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